We Write Tragedies (Written August 14, 2014)
Drama is the poet’s place,
The blood behind each poem’s face.
We poets thrive on the drama we see
For when we write we write tragedy.
I mentioned, a few posts ago, how I thought this title would make for a good poem, and couldn’t get the thought out of my head until I’d actually written one. I don’t think I did the title justice, but this could very well be one of those poems I extend over time, adding to it as I think more about what I am trying to say. This is, actually, one of thoe bits of poetry that came to me in the middle of the night. The sort that you scribble down on a scrap of paper or text to yourself just so you won’t forget it. So, there is still more to be said on this topic. At this stage, I’m just saying that poetry tends to thrive on the dramatic- the love poems and the tortured artist’s poems, to the strong yet subtle drama of poems describing the beauty around them and poems about dreams and the impossible. In one way or another, poetry lives and breaths the different forms of drama found in the world around the poet.
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